allafrica.com 21 Nov, 2016
Kenya has rolled out plans to build a $164 million leather industry park. The government has spent about $5.7 million in preliminary works including feasibility studies, development of a master plan and conducting a strategic environmental impact assessment for the proposed park. Last week, the government embarked on phase two of the project after putting out tenders seeking a contractor to build a common effluent treatment plant at an estimated cost of $9.6 million. The park is being built under the setup of the Export Processing Zone Act even though 90 per cent of the products will be for the local and regional markets and only 10 per cent for the export market.